Have you sustained a brain or head injury that has affected your life?
A brain injury can be caused by a blow to the head, tumour, stroke or an infection. Brain injuries can occur as a result of road traffic accidents, assaults, slips and trips, falls, sports injuries and concussions. Concussions can occur as a result of even what seem to be minor accidents.
However, not all brain injuries are accidents. If you think you may be eligible to claim compensation, the team of expert head injury solicitors at TLW can help.
Each year an estimated 1 million people attend hospital A&E in the UK following a head injury. Many more people suffer injuries which are not reported and not assessed by a medical professional.
Headway – The Brain Injury Association estimate there are 500,000 people living with disability in the UK as a result of a traumatic brain injury.
If your injury has not impacted your head or brain, you may want to look at our other serious injury claims pages.
How to spot a brain injury
Symptoms of a brain injury include:
- Inability to remember the cause of the injury or events that occurred immediately before or up to 24 hours after;
- Confusion and disorientation;
- Difficulty remembering new information;
- Blurry vision;
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Ringing in the ears;
- Trouble speaking coherently;
- Changes in emotions or sleep patterns;
These symptoms could indicate that you’ve suffered a head injury and may be eligible to make a brain injury claim, depending on the circumstances that led to your injury.
For more information, please see our Brain Injury Infographic and Guide to Care Options:
- Part 1 – Emergency & Hospital Head Injury Treatment
- Part 2 – Post-Hospital Head Injury Rehab & Funding
- Part 3 – Brain Injury Support in the Community
- Part 4 – Care Navigators & Returning to Work after Brain Injury
- Part 5 – The Importance of Sleep after Head Injury
- Part 6 – Brain Injury Support & Financial Assistance
- Part 7 – Long Term Effects Of Head Injury
- Part 8 – Assistive Technology for Traumatic Brain Injury
Headway Approved Brain Injury Solicitors
TLW are proud to be listed in Headway (the brain injury association) approved brain injury directory. Headway’s directory is designed to enable assist clients to chose firms who have the required level of expertise to deal with brain injury cases.
TLW’s Care Navigators assist our clients and their families to understand some of the many different choices and challenges that will present themselves following a serious injury. Care Navigators are there to provide support and guidance to clients and their families during the process of recovering from a serious injury.
North East Employer of the Year 2017
In June 2017 TLW Solicitors was given the title of Employer of the Year at the Northern Law Awards. This underlines the firm’s commitment to staff and their wellbeing.
Lexcel is the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark for excellence in legal practice management and excellence in client care. This accreditation is an independent verification of TLW’s credentials and demonstrates our commitment to the provision of quality legal services.
How can TLW’s brain injury solicitors help you?
As experienced brain and head injury solicitors, we have been helping people across Newcastle and the North-East claim compensation for over 17 years. If your injury was caused by an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to head injury compensation.
In addition to our expert legal input, we have produced a helpful guide which outlines the range and sources of support and information available to people who have had serious injuries in the North East of England. Our personal injury team can also guide you through a spinal injury claim if your spine has been affected by your injury.